In my last post I mentioned Ningxia Red as the beverage made from the Ningxia wolfberry. This delicious juice contains pureed Ningxia wolfberries (the skin, seeds and pulp), and 4 other high antioxidant fruit juices. It’s sweetened with a low GI nectar from a cactus called “Agave” (pronounced Ah-gar-vay) and contains essential oils that assist the body in assimilating the nutrients from the juice.  The 4 other antioxidant super foods are: blueberries, raspberries, pomegranates and apricots.

  • Blueberries are high in vitamins A, B complex, C and E, copper, selenium, zinc and iron. It’s rich in the antioxidants anthocyanins, flavonoids and carotenoids. Studies have shown anthocyanins to be great for eye health and healthy neurological function. [1]
  • Raspberries are rich in Vitamins B and C, manganese, folate, riboflavin, magnesium, niacin, potassium, copper and ellagic acid. Ellagic acid works against free radicals. Raspberries are a great source of dietary fibre.
  • Pomegranates have higher antioxidant levels than red wine or green tea [2] and research suggests they are beneficial to cardovascular health.
  • Apricots contain Vitamins A,C and E, potassium, iron, beta-carotene and are very high in fibre. They’re also high in antioxidants, specifically lycopene.

The essential oils in Ningxia Red are Lemon and Orange. Gary Young pioneered the use of essential oils in foods and food supplements. Essential oils work to assist the transport of nutrients to the body’s cells. So in the case of Ningxia Red, they work synergistically with the wolfberries and other fruits. Lemon and Orange essential oils are also both very high in the antioxidant d-Limonene, which is known to support immune function and is anti-cancer. Ningxia Red is likely to be one of the most potent antioxidant juices you will find.
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